Tag Archives: Presidency of Barack Obama

12Jan/17

U.S. senate votes to launch repeal of Obamacare

The U.S. Senate takes a first concrete step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

09Jan/17

WH declines to comment on Kushner appointment, points to own ethical standards

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says Obama administration officials went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House. Continue reading

21Nov/16
Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

Washington can now help relieve ‘only game in town’ Fed – Fischer

The Federal Reserve’s second-in-command, vice chairman Stanley Fischer, warns against “inviting further trouble” by eliminating some of the so-called Dodd-Frank financial regulations. Jeanne Yurman reports. Continue reading

03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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30Sep/15

U.S. House passes temporary funding bill, averting shut down of the government

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to fund the U.S. government until December 11, averting a midnight shutdown of non-essential government operations.

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02Jul/15

Foreign tourists say “Cuban ethos” may fade with American influx

(REUTERS / RESTRICTED POOL) – Hundreds of thousands of U.S. tourists may soon descend on Cuba’s colonial cities.

…Because the United States and Cuba have formally agreed to restore diplomatic relations on July 20.
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25Jun/15

U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

Demonstrators chant “ACA is here to stay” — shorthand for the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law after the Supreme Court upholds the availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the healthcare program known as Obamacare.

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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31Mar/15

Europe, U.S. division over China-led bank

(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.

Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.
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